Legendary New Orleans singer, bandleader and keyboardist Art Neville died this week at the age of 81.
Neville broke-out in 1954 at the age of 17 singing on the Hawketts’ version of “Mardi Gras Mambo.” He would later lead Art Neville & the Neville Sounds, which would later become the Meters. The band would record acclaimed songs like "Hey Pocky A-Way" and "Fire on the Bayou."
Neville formed the Neville brothers with siblings Charles, Aaron and Cyril. Their 1989 Daniel Lanois-produced album Yellow Moon would go on to sell more than 500,000 copies.